Winter Shiatsu & Self-Care Retreat 2023


In this Winter Shiatsu Retreat we will work with the winter element of water – the element of potential, and the corresponding organs of Bladder and Kidneys.

5th-6th Aug 2023

Location: Katikati, Bay Of Plenty

The introductory weekend courses are designed for anyone interested in bodywork, personal growth and development. Each course teaches the basic principles and techniques of Shiatsu Bodywork and enables participants to practice and experience what Shiatsu feels like as a giver and receiver.

This Winter Shiatsu Retreat focuses on the organs of Bladder and Kidneys and the corresponding water element – the element of potential.

Our Kidney’s hold the seat of our vitality, the potential for life is anchored here.

We are going to do calming and deeply resting exercises so we can experience our self-regulating nervous system. Sometimes the greatest gift we can give ourselves is to trust in what we don’t know and see where it takes us.

This is the slowest of the introduction worshops, with the least meridians and points, but a powerful grounding depth, from which we prepare the grounds, gather our will power and cultivate the spirit of water.

As with each intro course, we use the bladder meridian for learning and applying shiatsu techniques and practicing on. This meridian also helps with easing away tension and allowing relaxation.

Topics of the workshop include:

  • meeting and experiencing our own stored energy reserves with the goal of restoring / maintaining vitality
  • focus on potential for growth
  • The aspects of the element of water, such as potential, resting, flow, depth and courage will be experienced in some detail within this workshop
  • sharing and connecting with one another
  • learn to give winter related Shiatsu and be able to give a 45min Shiatsu treatment to family or friends
  • Learning Shiatsu Bodywork and it’s TCM background will give us ways to experience and understand ourselves in this season and provide tools for better contact with ourselves when it comes expending and replenishing our energy supply

Location: Katikati, Bay Of Plenty

Course times: 9am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday. There will be two short breaks for morning and afternoon tea and a lunch break of 1 hour.

fees include:

  • full 2 day course tuition
  • all course materials
  • lunch and morning and afternoon teas on Saturday and Sunday